Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 01/13/2019

 Bait: sardines and grunt fish

Water temp: 63 degrees

Water depth: 100 ft

What's biting: Cobia, jack fish, vermilion snapper, red snapper 

  Its a new year and where already having some good fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters located in the beautiful historic town St. Augustine Florida. Grab some jigs and get offshore, the Cobia have been swimming around off shore the east coast of St. Augustine, Florida. The weather has been tricky, scary and dense fog with visibility of 50ft. Once out to the fishing grounds the bottom bite has been pretty wide open, vermilion Snapper and giant red snapper on every drop. When targeting Cobia I like to pull the anchor and drift fish. Bounceing around to different spots covering ground and depth of water. Jigging with a nice size spinning reel and 20-40lb class rod with jigs is a productive way to fish for Cobia. St. Augustine Florida has been a go to inlet for decades to fish offshore and hunt for the elusive salt water catfish. Always have a live bait somewhere on the boat just in case the fish are finicky, you have another option. If trolling is more your take, then wahoo fishing may be for you. The biggest wahoo of the year are caught in the winter offshore months off the coast of north east Florida. Up to 100lb fish have been caught and 50-70lb is common. High speeding seems to work pretty well for getting the bigger bite too. The new year is here, where taking reservations and dates are filling up fast so make your plans and let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in the oldest city St. Augustine Florida!!

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Larry with a nice 6hr Trip Offshore fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St. Augustine Florida  

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 05/21/2018

Bait: ballyhoo 

Water temp: 80 degrees

Water depth: 150-600ft

What's biting: Mahi, tuna fish, wahoo, sailfish, marlin 

   Let’s go fishing!!!   The fish are here !!! Call us here at Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in the famous vacation destination st. Augustine Florida and let us take you on a fishing trip of a lifetime. The troll bite is hot and the Mahi mahi are chewing. Along with all the spring pelagics like tuna fish, sailfish, wahoo, and even blue marlin. We have had number of stream trips the past few weeks and most of them have been pretty good with double digits. I have been getting most of the bites in 150-500 ft of water on the ledge. Look for the color change or water temp change and that’s where I like to start. Weed lines are always a plus but not  guaranteed so look so any signs of life. When trolling I’ve been getting a lot of tuna bites on naked ballyhoo and blue and white lures. We had two sailfish bites on a dark blue sea witchs and two marlin bites also on the same rig. The bottom fishing right now is pretty decent, vermilion snapper and of course red snapper! We caught one red snapper over 25lbs. Occasionally a keeper triggerfish now that the water is getting warmer. If your coming to st.augustine Florida and want to catch some really nice pelagics now is the time. Let’s book a trip and go fishing with Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St. Augustine Florida’s premier fishing charter. 904.501.8572

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Dad and I with some nice meat for the board on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters 

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 01/07/2018

 Bait: white and blue sea witch 

Water temp: 60 degrees

Water depth: 130-150

What's biting: wahoo, red snapper , vermilion snapper, Black Sea bass , cobia

 Happy new year from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in the oldest city Saint Augustine Florida. Fishing offshore in January is cold as you might expect but deepsea trolling this time of year can be a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. North east Florida is known for big wahoo this time of year, the next two months, providing the weather let’s you get out are prime. 70+ pounders are common and even Fish up to 100lbs. There are several different  techniques to fish for wahoo, natural baits like ballyhoo on a sea witch is always a favorite. Or you can high speed which seems to be catching on more and more. Trolling big weighted lures at speeds from 12 to 21 knots!! Yes 21+ knots! If you come to St.Augustine Florida in the next couple months and want to go deepsea fishing give Drop Down Sport Fish Charters a call and let’s go see if we can go get a wahoo fish you will remember forever. 

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Donald and crew with a nice mixed box charter fishing offshore on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Saint Augustine Florida 

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 11/24/17

 Bait: Cut sardine chunks

Water temp: 73

Water depth: 100ft

What's biting: cobia, red snapper , vermillions

 Well it looks like we are going to get another chance for a Red Snapper season in December. Call and book your Sport Fishing charter with us on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters located here in st.augustine, Florida. We can hook you up on a deep sea fishing charter of a lifetime so don’t miss your shot to go offshore fishing and catch the elusive red snapper. Also this time of year the cobia should start swimming around the wrecks in 80 to 100ft.  I like white jigs 1 to 3oz and live bait is always a plus. Free line one behind the boat in the chum line and get ready for some fish. Hope everyone has a good thanksgiving weekend and let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters!!! 

 
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Caught these limit of red snapper offshore and back to the dock before 930am. Happy clients on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters 

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 07/30/2017

 Bait: Cut sardine chunks

Water temp: 73

Water depth: 100ft

What's biting: cobia, red snapper , vermillions 

 For those of you who didn’t know red snapper finally opened up this month for two weekends. Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in St. Augustine Florida booked out all the snapper days but unfortunately due to the weather we only got to fish two days. Deepsea fishing for red snapper offshore on wreckes was very productive and we had our limts in just a few minutes. Most fish 5-8 pounds but a couple bigger fish near 20lbs. There are several ways to catch red snapper, personally I just like a 4 to 5 foot leader with a number eight or nine circle hook and a 8 ounce lead usually gets the job done. Drop down to the bottom and reel up about 10 cranks just off the bottom and the snappers should be there. Maybe noaa Maine fisheries well realize the seas were way too big and way too rough for anyone to go catch red snapper the weekends they choose out of it being closed for many years!!! Not really fair. Maybe they will reconsider another weekend for anglers to go catch this great tasting fish. Let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters deepsea offshore. 

Shae and me with some red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St.Augustine Florida deep sea fishing

Shae and me with some red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St.Augustine Florida deep sea fishing